First Step of Hope, Inc is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors & subscribers. We may
collect personal data about donors & subscribers for a variety of reasons, including:
• to communicate with donors & subscribers and prospective donors & subscribers concerning First Step of Hope, Inc and our programs and services
• to maintain information relating to donations & subscriptions;
• to facilitate fundraising; and
• to comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
Such personal information may include: name, mailing address, phone
number, email address, and credit card number when a donor voluntarily
provides it to First Step of Hope, Inc. In addition, First Step of Hope, Inc keeps a record of each
donor’s giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes. It is
also used to understand donors’ interests in our mission and to update them
on our organization’s plans and activities. This information is shared with staff
and board members on a confidential, need-to-know basis only. It is never
shared with other organizations.
Recognition and Reporting
Where appropriate, and with the knowledge and consent of the donor, First Step of Hope, Inc may publicly recognize the receipt and purpose of an individual gift.
However, unless desired by the donor, First Step of Hope, Inc will not disclose the
amount of such gifts, except where required by law. Data on donors and
donation amounts may be aggregated and void of identifying information for
reporting purposes without the explicit consent of the donors. First Step of Hope, Inc
may compile a Donor Honor Roll and Annual Report every year and list
donors in giving categories. Donors may contact First Step of Hope, Inc to have their
name removed from all publications.
Protocols are in place to safeguard donor & subscribers information, including:
• physical measures, including locked filing cabinets and restricted access;
• technological measures, such as the use of passwords for database access
and encryption for online giving; and
• a records retention policy.
First Step of Hope, Inc does not sell donor’s & subscribers personal information. First Step of Hope, Inc may
share donor & subscribers names and mailing addresses with other reputable nonprofit
organizations on a limited basis in exchange for limited access to the names
and addresses of their constituents. The sharing of information is never
connected with an intention of solicitation. These organizations will not have
continued access to your name and address unless you choose to respond to
their initial mailing. We do not share email address data in connection with
this list exchange.
DISCONTINUING CONTACT UPON REQUEST: It is the policy of First Step of Hope, Inc to communicate with donors according to their expressed preferences
whenever possible. First Step of Hope, Inc will discontinue or change the method used
to contact any person upon that person’s oral or written request. Please
contact us directly at (623)471-9197 to have your name removed from our